The Paul J. Schrag Lecture: Scott Spector

“Two Vultures? Freud’s Psychoanalysis between ‘Jewish Science’ and Humanism”

Scott Spector – University of Michigan
Professor of History and Germanic Languages and

Wednesday, April 14, 2018
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Union South (1308 W Dayton St.)

Sigmund Freud’s revolutionary approach to the human mind—psychoanalysis—was a new science, and yet one that was from the first linked to the humanistic study of literature and culture. How was the scientific assessment of psychoanalysis linked to the Jewishness of its founder?